PhpBB spam on the Jokosher forums

We’ve been having a few bots spamming the Jokosher forums, by registering an account and posting a spam post. To that end, I’ve applied the Easy BotStopper mod, which adds a (simple but apparently quite effective) wrinkle to the signup process. It’s a Club solution, but, as famously said by the desert traveller in the Nike trainers, I don’t have to outrun the lion, I just have to outrun you. Let’s hope it puts enough of a barrier in front of phpbb spambots to keep us ahead of the game for another few months. If you have any suggestions for ways to stop spam on phpbb installations that don’t involve captchas, I’d be interested in hearing them; we’ve already disabled anonymous posting in addition to the mod above.

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